theRightScoop: [Saturday], Sarah Palin sent a warning shot over the bow of the GOP, suggesting that if they continue to back away from the principles in our party, people are going to form a new party and she might be among them...
"I love the name of that party — the 'Freedom Party'. And if the GOP continues to back away from the planks in our platform, from the principles that built this party of Lincoln and Reagan, then yeah, more and more of us are going to start saying, 'You know, what's wrong with being independent,' kind of with that libertarian streak that much of us have. In other words, we want government to back off and not infringe upon our rights. I think there will be a lot of us who start saying 'GOP, if you abandon us, we have nowhere else to go except to become more independent and not enlisted in a one or the other private majority parties that rule in our nation, either a Democrat or a Republican.' Remember these are private parties, and you know, no one forces us to be enlisted in either party."Just a few weeks back, Levin similarly warned the GOP: 'If I and the conservative base leave you, you’re finished.'
"And I want to warn the Republican Leadership about something. If I and millions of us decide to leave you; if I and millions of us – the conservative base, the constitutionalists, that taxpayers, the people who make this country work – if we decide to leave you, you’re finished. You’re kaput. You’ll never be in the majority again. And God knows you’re provoking us."If this Republican Party doesn't wake the hell up, then a third party is exactly what will happen. Of course that would undoubtedly mean Democrats winning the brunt of the next few election cycles. But how's it working for us when Republicans act like the Democratic-lite Party? Casting aside principles to be a permanent minority of the DC Ruling Class. At this rate, as Rush has repeated, we may have Chris Christie running on the Democratic ticket! Conservatives, we may have no other choice.
Question is, which elected official would be the first to pull the trigger and make the switch? Who'd be the first to make that proverbial shot heard round our world?